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Nationals Vs. Mets: Battle Of Aces In The Big Apple

Stephen Strasburg is back on the mound this afternoon to face Johan Santana and the Mets from Citi Field in Queens.

April 5, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on opening day at Wrigley Field.  Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
April 5, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs on opening day at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Nationals are 3-2 on the young season and they have the opportunity to grab their second series win of the young season against the Mets on Wednesday afternoon. The game starts at 1 pm and can be found on MASN.

The draw from this game is the pitching matchup. Stephen Strasburg is must see TV every time he takes the mound, and on Wednesday he matches up with Johan Santana. Santana has become somewhat of a forgotten man after a couple of injury riddled years, but he is back pitching for the Mets and he appears to be healthy. Here is a look at the lineup for Wednesday's game.

Xavier Nady gets the opportunity to start in right field for the Nationals and Jayson Werth will have to deal with the expansive centerfield. But Danny Espinosa is back in the lineup Wednesday after a day off on Tuesday.

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